coral head

coral head

[′kä·rəl ¦hed]
(geology)
A small reef patch of coralline material. Also known as coral knoll.
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Coral head of PR Dave Stevens said: "The Coral Scottish Grand National is consistently in our top four or five when we list races by betting turnover each year.
Coral health assessment.--When a coral head of Orbicella and Montastraea was identified along the survey route, the coral species was recorded, along with health status and water depth (m).
"We let it go near a coral head surrounded by mountainous sand.
Then one manta, and then another, appeared in the distance and glided towards us, swooping above a huge coral head like a pelican passing at an angle over a navigational buoy.
There were no odds at the time so the lady in the shop rang Coral head office asking for a price.
'When they're sitting on a live, healthy coral head, if a predator comes by, they just retire into shelter,' she says.
Flattened corals cannot block the horizontal component of the local currents and may enable the gastropods' webs to spread over the coral head. Thus, the mucus net may be secreted over a larger area [1].
prolixus was found on one Acropora coral head together with the species G.
To elucidate any underlying patterns that govern Caribbean species diversity and abundance with respect to head size, it was hypothesized that each coral head size exhibits a different diversity of included coral species.
It drifts to a stop alongside an identically colored backdrop: purple coral head bedecked with a flock of blue-green chromis fish.
With all of these state-of-the-art restoration methods, however, scientists face one inescapable fact: It can take two decades for a grapefruit-sized coral head to develop from an initial polyp.
We lost a 1,000-year-old coral head off Pandora Reef in '98.